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Alistair Brammer to star in Broadway's Miss Saigon

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that West End star Alistair Brammer will reprise his role of Chris from the London revival for the forthcoming Broadway production of Miss Saigon, which will land at the Broadway Theatre (its original Broadway home) and begin previews on 1 March 2017, before an offcial opening on 23 March and a limited engagement through to 14 January 2018.

Mr. Brammer joins fellow London co-stars Olivier nominee Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Eva Noblezada (Kim) and Rachel Ann Go (Gigi) - who are all reprising their roles from the West End production.

Alistair Brammer's other UK theatre credits include the role of Marius in 'Les Misérables,' 'War Horse,' 'Follies,' 'Taboo,' and 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' He also appeared in "The Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert" at the O2 Arena, as well as the 2012 film adaptation of "Les Misérables."

The principal cast of Miss Saigon includes Olivier nominee Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Eva Noblezada (Kim), Alistair Brammer (Chris), Rachel Ann Go (Gigi), Devin Ilaw (Thuy), Katie Rosie Clarke (Ellen) and Nicholas Christopher (John).

Miss Saigon features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler.

Synopsis: "Miss Saigon tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon."

This revival production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. It features scenic design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley, based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux, costume design by Andreane Neofitou, lighting design by Bruno Poet, sound design by Mick Potter, and orchestrations by William David Brohn.

The production will end its limited engagement on 14 January 2018, before heading out on a National Tour later in 2018.

- by Tom Millward

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